S: Panama Canal Anniversary Cruise, March 2011-Part 2 NAGM's 2005-2011
BC: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."
2: On Aruba we went in a semi-submersible submarine. Then we boarded a bus and toured the island. Aruba is a small island, but we saw some pretty sites.
4: In Columbia we went to Santa Rosa Island. On the island was a quaint sea life park. The sharks above and their feeding frenzy was impressive. We had about a one hour boat ride to get out there. It was a pleasant ride passing by other islands. We also went to a private island for lunch.
6: Alan arranged for the room steward to recognize Tammy's birthday. What a beautiful surprise!
8: In Costa Rica we went on a zipline tour in the jungle. It was a first for both of us. What a blast! Tammy couldn't jump off the platforms so Alan pushed her off. We had 12 platforms.
10: On Radiance class ships there is a wonderful place outside the windjammer to sit and eat. Stingray City on Grand Cayman was a fun excursion. The Stingrays came from the open ocean to greet hundreds of people standing on a sandbar. Tango Buenos Aires was our favorite show.
11: In Panama we got off the boat and shopped. Tammy came back with a pretty dress.
12: We had to add more pages or we could not complete our book. Since Mixbook was going to include 8 more blank pages and charge me, this is part two of the many adventures of Tammy and Alan.
13: The AYSO National Meetings are held each year over Memorial Day weekend. Alan has been the Laguna Beach AYSO Regional Commissioner since 2005. This is our experience of the meetings from 2005-2011.
14: NAGM 2005 Hawaii What an amazing first general meeting to attend. A highlight was going out to Volcano National Park and staying until after dark to see the lava glowing.
16: NAGM Florida 2006 was fantastic. We stayed at The Swan and we used WDW boat transportation to get to EPCOT. The Flower Festival was incredible.
18: NAGM 2007 New Orleans was a feast! We went to many famous restaurants including Antiones. We took a riverboat cruise that was interesting and enjoyable. We also took a horse carriage ride through the city. The Beignets were yummy!
19: NAGM San Francisco 2008 was great as usual. Chinatown and the Wharf were highlights.
20: We went to Ghirardelli square for hot chocolate and the pier with the sea lions. The sealions were pushing each other around and competing for space. It was quit a spectacle.
21: In 2009 we went to Dallas. We did not rent a car and that was a mistake ,because we couldn't explore. We went to a country twostep place and YO steakhouse for Buffalo. Yummy!
22: In 2010 we went to Denver. What a beautiful city and the people were so friendly. The Salsa dancing was fantastic! We found a studio in an old home and a live band downtown.
23: We ate at The Buckhorn Exchange. It is located in Denvers oldest neighborhood. It is a National landmark and museum. The restaurant has been serving old west fare since 1893. The history is full of outlaws and historic figures. The walls are covered with photos, animal heads and stuffed birds. We ate Rocky Mountain Oysters, quail, rattle snack, buffalo, and elk. The buffalo is so tender and our favorite.
24: In 2011 we traveled to Traverse City. One day we went to the 45th parallel. It is halfway between the equator and the North Pole. We had incredible meals in Traverse City, including amazing lake fish. Tammy took a food tour. She went to a store were you can mix and bottle 40 of their oils or vinegars that are infused with different flavors. She also tasted cherry infused sodas and had cherry pie.
25: Traverse City was really beautiful. Lake Michigan is massive. The cherry trees were incredible. As usual we found a wonderful place to dance called Stevens Place. We practiced all our dances including Tango. We practially had the beautiful dance floor to ourselves and and we enjoyed our dinner in between dances. The building above is an old insane asylum that has a mall and restaurants.